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was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they wouldn't allow the courage to have a vote on this. >> reporter: gray rights groups saw this as the last chance before the election to over turn the 17-year-old law. >> it ought to go. it's unamerican and in consistent with our values of opportunity. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans. >> looking at a bleak elect oral situation, we are going to jam this through. >> reporter: president barack obama's pick to lead the marine corp didn't help. general james amos said he didn't think congress should lift the ban, however the white house remains optimistic. >> the president continues to urge congress to act. i don't think this is the end. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, the repeal would not have taken effect until the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chief of staff signed off but one republican senator called that process phony since the two military leaders are on record supporting the president and efforts to lift the ban. >>> one of the president's top economic advisors plans to leave
would hurt the military. bob barnard joins us with more. >> president barack obama and defense secretary robert gates have said they want to end "don't ask, don't tell." it's a controversial policy now headed to the u.s. senate to settle. >> since passed by congress in 1993, "don't ask, don't tell" has allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the military but not openly. in may, the house of representatives voted to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." now it's the u.s. senate's turns. >> let me be frank. introducing sexual tension and conduct into our barracks will be a distraction from the very business of the military and that is protecting us from our enemies. >> reporter: antigay groups and some military chaplins say they want the law left as is. >> what's at stake here is that chaplins who hold to a traditional view of morality and the teaching of scripture could eventually be precluded from joining as a chaplin because that view is in contrast with the military's stated policy. >> reporter: the pentagon is in the middle of an in-house survey to see whether allowing gays to serve openly wo
. but as dwayne shows us right here, that station is still open and it's still a little bit difficult to get to at this hour. >> paul wagner reporting live tonight. >>> for most of us, this is an unbelievable crime, adding horror to heartbreak for family and friends. the community leaders were worried that this would happen. roby chavez is live with more on the link between the two rival gangs and 21-year-old ashley mccray. robbie? >> reporter: ashley mccray knew a lot of people and today, the church was packed. several hundred inside the church and another hundred or so gathered outside of the church and she knew members of the two rival gangs. community activists and police came here because they were afraid that putting the two groups together would lead lead to violence and today, someone brought a gun to a funeral. >> two secs you heard gun shots go off and everybody responded back into the church and scattered everywhere. >> reporter: 21-year-old ashley mccray's funeral was wrapping up and that crowd gathered for one last goodbye as the casket was p
to the -- to promote traditional kickboxing. both of these guys are in the 60s and used to be professional six booker -- kickboxers. kickboxing has a long history in thailand and abrought. blam abroad. mayor -- mayor fenty facing down accusations of being aloof and out of touch. trying to change that, the reputation in the final hours before elect day, but do his words match his actions? fenty spent hours by himself running a triathalon yesterday while vincent gray pressed the flesh in church and he showed up over an hour late whole promising a more engage response of administration and tomorrow, it will be up to the people to decide if mayor fenty is a changed man. >>> all right. yeah. go redskins. mayor fenty is a politician with a political problem. image. in the bizarre position before election day of using his substance to defend his style. >> there was not one time when we were making the decisions around consolidating schools or laying off employees or changing the taxi cabs from zones to meters that we thought we were going to be able to maintain t
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